Scary … Should Barack Obama be Allowed to Control the Internet? So Much for the Constitution


What ever happened to government of the people, by the people, for the people?

Abraham Lincoln said during his Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 the following:

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

It is safe to say by the actions of our present day politicians that we no longer have a government of the people, by the people and for the People. It’s safe to say that today’s politicians could care less about The US Constitution as opposed to being able to quote from it. Hell, I would venture a guess that they may never have read it. The United States has become a government that is directly against the People and is for the amassing of their own authority, power and control.

According to Mother Jones, there is a new bill that would give the President emergency authority to halt web traffic and access to private data during a state of emergency. Interestingly enough, Mother Jones is not a right wing web site, far from it.


Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) think so. On Wednesday they introduced a bill to establish the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor—an arm of the executive branch that would have vast power to monitor and control Internet traffic to protect against threats to critical cyber infrastructure. That broad power is rattling some civil libertarians.

Take a good look at what the Cybersecurity Act would do and the unprecedented powers it would provide. Once again the federal government is interjecting itself in private matters that should not be their concern as stated by Leslie Harris, head of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT):  “but such a drastic federal intervention in private communications technology and networks could harm both security and privacy.”

Hmm … I thought there was no “ global war on terror” according to Obama.

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 gives the president the ability to “declare a cybersecurity emergency” and shut down or limit Internet traffic in any “critical” information network “in the interest of national security.” The bill does not define a critical information network or a cybersecurity emergency. That definition would be left to the president.

The bill does not only add to the power of the president. It also grants the Secretary of Commerce “access to all relevant data concerning [critical] networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access.” This means he or she can monitor or access any data on private or public networks without regard to privacy laws.


Where is the LEFT and the media raising hell that GWB is taking away your civil liberties by keeping track of your library books? Because it’s Obama, it’s different? Jules Crittenden seems to have the same issues and asks the question, why do we need this? According to Obama, we do not need phrases like “the war on terror” and the world loves us know that he is in office.

It’s a cybersecurity measure, to keep us safe. But the GWOT’s over, and the world likes us better, so it isn’t clear what he needs this for. To save the bankers from all the peasants with the pitchforks?

The Belmont Club offers some pros and cons to such a bill; however, questions how does one pull the plug on the entire internet due to a small localized attack.

Thus any effective communications disruption strategy is normally selective. It disrupts the enemy bandwidth but leaves own bandwidth functioning. Under what circumstances is it justified to “shut down domestic Internet traffic during a state of emergency?” The answer to that question deserves consideration, because a great many things increasingly depend on the functioning of the Internet, and 99.9999% of them are legitimate, in the pursuit of public safety, the essential conduct of commerce and in the coordination of society. So while it makes sense to say, “black out a four square mile cell because a Mumbai style hit team is operating in it”, it makes far less sense to pull the plug on the domestic Internet. Most of the people who will be disrupted with be responders. It’s like firing a cannon at yourself to remove a wart.

Does anyone really want one man, no matter who that man is, to be defining what constitutes critical information network or a cybersecurity emergency? We had a war to rid ourself of a king a long time ago. We hardly need another now.

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    21 Responses to “Scary … Should Barack Obama be Allowed to Control the Internet? So Much for the Constitution”

    1. Scared Monkeys on April 4th, 2009 10:42 am

      I thought Barack Obama changed the name of the “war on terror”. So what war on cyber-terror are they referring to?

      People complained that their civil liberties were threatened over their library books being available to the government under GWB. I hope those same people voice their opinion on this one.


    2. HOPE on April 4th, 2009 10:43 am

      Great Article!

      Check it out…


      Child-sex industry no stranger to Cheyenne

      By Baylie Evans

      CHEYENNE — Commercial exploitation of children, or the selling of children for sex, is happening here.

      Andrea Bradbury saw evidence of it in just the short time she was in Cheyenne.

      She was in town from Colorado representing the Polaris Project, an international organization working to stop modern-day slavery.

      On Thursday, she made presentations to the community about human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

      Nationally, one in three children who leave home or end up on the streets, especially teenage girls, will be sucked into the world of sex trafficking within 48 hours, she said.

      Victims are, on average, 12 years old when they are first exploited.

      Some go voluntarily, not knowing what they are getting into and being lured in with promises of food, a place to live and even love and affection.

      Others are kidnapped and held.

      But in this industry, they all are forced to have sex with whoever their pimp

      See Exploit, page A5

      tells them to. If they refuse, they are threatened with violence to them or their family. Burning victims with cigarettes is common in the U.S., Bradbury said.

      And pimps come in all shapes and sizes, Bradbury said. They’re not what MTV has perpetuated.

      They can be anyone from the produce guy at the grocery store to a 16-year-old girl who had been exploited and is now exploiting others so she doesn’t have to turn tricks herself.

      Wyoming currently has no laws against human trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation of children, Bradbury said.

      Any cases that have been successfully prosecuted have been at the federal level.

      Part of the goal in coming to Wyoming was to encourage the state to put laws on the books like Colorado has done, she said.

      “Wyoming is a big stop-over point,” Bradbury said.

      The state, especially Cheyenne, is on the way to a lot of other places, she explained. It provides a convenient place for pimps to stop for a few days to sell sex.

      Once here, they can get a hotel room and contact people they’ve found through venues like Craig’s List who are interesting in paying to have sex with children. Then they can be gone before anyone notices a pattern.

      Before a larger presentation that was open to the entire community Thursday night, Bradbury made a stop at Cheyenne’s Triumph High to speak to students there.

      About 20 students from the school’s Z-Club, a club associated with the Zonta Club of Cheyenne that works to advance the status of women, gathered in a classroom for her presentation.

      Bradbury told them stories of teenage girls, girls their age, who are forced to have sex with much older men, sometimes more than a dozen different men each night.

      Sometimes teenagers believe that running away from home will solve their problems, she said.

      “Running away is never the answer,” she told them.

      It only takes seconds for a person to be kidnapped. And it’s easy to be lured into a bad situation with promises of food and security.

      Predators — pimps and their customers — use Web sites like MySpace and Facebook to find victims.

      In one case, she told the students, a teenager’s MySpace page was found to have been looked at by more than 120 different registered sex offenders. And another 30 visitors had hacked into the page from a locked facility like a jail or detention center.

      The students gaped at those facts, and some said they would go home and cancel their MySpace accounts, including 19-year-old Cassandra Gehrig.

      “That (presentation) educated me a lot,” Diana Sanchez, 15, added.

      The girls agreed that there needed to be more awareness about the topic and said they would be talking about it with their friends.

      “It’s just sad,” Jezabel Martha, 17, said.

      As long as pimps have customers, Bradbury said, the exploitation will continue.

      “When there’s a demand, there’s always going to be someone who’s willing to provide the supply.”

    3. Susan on April 4th, 2009 10:43 am

      Nope, I don’t want Osama bin Laden Barack Saddam Hussein Obama to have COMPLETE CONTROL OF AND/OR PULL THE PLUG on my internet access, ESPECIALLY DURING ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK ON AMERICAN SOIL!!! The internet is a vital source of information/communication, not just here, but around the world. There’s so many things I want to say about Obama, but stop short of doing so for reasons I can’t reveal…

    4. rightknight on April 4th, 2009 10:54 am

      While the People sleep, the ‘Government’ plows deep!

    5. HOPE on April 4th, 2009 12:41 pm

      Thank you, rightknight…

      HIS government.

      I’ve also wondered how Dr. Phil knew that the two crimes committed against women in Aruba and Curacao knew they were connected.

      Steve Croes…


      Right or wrong?

    6. HOPE on April 4th, 2009 12:53 pm


      Thank you, rightknight…

      HIS government.

      I’ve also wondered how Dr. Phil knew that the two crimes committed against American women in Aruba and Curacao were connected.

      Steve Croes…


      Right or wrong?


    7. SUPER DAVE on April 4th, 2009 1:47 pm


    8. Carpe on April 4th, 2009 3:04 pm

      “I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and
      that the framers had that same blind spot. I don’t think the two views are contradictory to say that it was a remarkable political document that paved the way for where we are now, and to say that it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.” -Barak Obama

      “It’s just a g*d***** piece of paper” – GWB

      “The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.”
      Henry A. Kissinger

      “While we should never give up our principles, we must also realize that we cannot maintain our principles unless we survive.”
      Henry A. Kissinger

      “Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.”
      Henry A. Kissinger

      “A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.”
      Henry A. Kissinger

      The Constitution was a great document. Parts of it still are! It gave people the rights to stand up for what they believe in.


      It also gave some the rights to stand up and act like walloping ashos and get away with it.

      Most recent example – Ward Churchill / Colorado’s Largest Inflatable Douche Bag

      It even gave those same rights to people who have not even yet learned to read a children’s story book, much less be able to decipher and comprehend the complexities of the US Constitution.

      When John McCain was on the campaign trail and had a slip of the tongue saying: “My fellow prisoners…”

      October 2008

      This honorable man and American war hero was not kidding.

      We are already in prison, and some of the inmates are running the assylum.

      Most recent examples:

      Germany – school shooter
      Alabama – family shooter
      Oakland – Cop killer
      Virginia Tech – 67 souls lost in one day
      Binghamton, NY – 13 souls lost – not robbing convenience stores or hitting 86 year old grandmas in the head with a lead pipe for 10 bucks. They were studying to become productive American citizens, their only crime was BREATHING & DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE WITH THEIR LIVES.

      Tweaking the Constitution is not dishonoring our forefathers. Their shed blood has not gone to waste. On the contrary, I think it is what they would still be doing if they were still alive.

      They were men, not gods!

      They were just like us. We are only as wise today as the information we added to our collective database yesterday. Life is a continual growing
      process. Just examine your own life to discover
      that truth. Most of the enlightened ones don’t
      think the way they thought when they were 19
      years of age.

      …and if you do, God bless you, you need it…
      because it is with deep regret that I feel the
      need to inform you, you’re an idiot.

      “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

      “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
      - Albert Einstein

      I do not fear the New World Order if the changes that are made produce better results for all humanity.

      They still have not invented a weapon yet that can fire fast enough to stop all of the waves of people who will turn on them if those choices turn out to be poor ones.

      The forces that are bringing this about —KNOW THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO BE WRONG— They must.

      Because if they step out of line too far, it will most definitely be the end of us AND THEM for all time eternal!

      In the end,

      “We are all the President’s men.”
      -Henry A. Kissinger

      Even THE CHOSEN ONE goes to bed at night knowing that truth. I wonder if he still wears pajamas
      with feet sewn into them?


    9. Waterboy on April 4th, 2009 5:17 pm

      Write your congressman and your senators. Tell them you want a national voter I.D. law.

      Why would someone not want to identify himself or herself when they vote? The only possible reasons are they are voting as someone else or they are voting where they do not live. What other reasons would there be. They are bussed from voting area to voting area, and guess who they are voting for?

      The democrats are against a voter I.D. law. Why? Only reason is it has to be to their advantage. People are voting for them illegally. That has to be the only reason they win.

      Nonsense like this Internet bill is to shut the blogs like Scared Monkeys down.

      The more they try, the louder the opposition will become.’


    10. HOPE on April 4th, 2009 6:14 pm


      You ever wonder if we’re living in the times of the end? I do. But, I’m going to obey; not sacrifice. No matter who you serve, you will be a slave. Whether it is for money, fame or political might. I serve only one master and he asks not for my blood nor for the blood of others, only for my obedience. I assure you, it’s not that hard and it can save your life. It will protect you from the arrows that fly by day and the bird catcher that flies by night. When He comes, there will be no hate in my heart… I assure you.

      Endure ’til the end…

    11. Susan on April 4th, 2009 7:36 pm

      “Word of the day” -


      Main Entry: com·pre·hen·sion
      Pronunciation: \?käm-pri-?hen(t)-sh?n, -pr?-\
      Function: noun
      Etymology: Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin comprehension-, comprehensio, from comprehendere to understand, comprise
      Date: 15th century

      a: the act or action of grasping with the intellect: understanding

      b: knowledge gained by comprehending

      c: the capacity for understanding fully

    12. HOPE on April 4th, 2009 10:08 pm


      My first thought is that Carpe has a new writer…


      1 day, 1 hour and 52 minutes to go.

    13. Susan on April 5th, 2009 12:07 am


    14. Carpe on April 5th, 2009 1:35 am

      Yep, got the message Hope.

      Bad News: Kim Jong did it and it was successful.

      He simply proved he can take out the Western US
      whenever he is good and ready.

      …and Obama did nothing.

      I really liked the part of your post where you said you have no hate in your heart.

      These people had it, and look at what it makes them do. When they crank up those fear and desperation volume knobs, the hatemongers start crawling out from behind the woodwork like roaches.

      Shooter Wearing Bulletproof Vest Guns Down 3 Pittsburgh Officers,
      Upset Over Losing Job – Afraid Obama was going to take his guns away

      Police: Five Children, Father Dead in Washington State Murder-Suicide

      Hate and fear kill. They make a person weak in the head.

    15. ANewGirl on April 5th, 2009 3:53 am

      Agree with #8 & #9.

      Time to e-Mail/Write our USELESS Congressmen & Woman. Honestly,….don’t know how we are going to make it through to 2012. This is just getting MORE AND MORE ridiculous as the days go by.

      IMO, (and ONCE AGAIN) Obama’s INEXPERIENCE AND POOR LACK OF JUDGEMENT & MANAGEMENT SKILLS continue to shine through. Then again, what the hell should we expect from a former

      “Community Organizer” !?!?!? THE CHOSEN ONE couldn’t even organize his own damn closet if you ask me….Michelle probably did that for him! I apologize, but when I read things like the article above—it really pisses me off! =(

      NG From Boston

    16. SUPER DAVE on April 5th, 2009 1:37 pm

      don’t be afraid of obama. be afraid of those who are pulling his strings. he can’t think for himself well enough to not make a fool of himself to other world leaders.
      i’m sure he has his own dangerous agenda, but i think his time is running out before the people will demand his resignation. he is a total embarrasment to the United States.

    17. HOPE on April 5th, 2009 6:54 pm


      I like it the way I said it better.


      # HOPE on April 4th, 2009 6:14 pm


      You ever wonder if we’re living in the times of the end? I do. But, I’m going to obey; not sacrifice. No matter who you serve, you will be a slave. Whether it is for money, fame or political might. I serve only one master and he asks not for my blood nor for the blood of others, only for my obedience. I assure you, it’s not that hard and it can save your life. It will protect you from the arrows that fly by day and the bird catcher that flies by night. When He comes, there will be no hate in my heart… I assure you.

      Endure ’til the end…

    18. Carpe on April 6th, 2009 10:38 am

      April 06, 2009
      Democrats’ Next Target: the Internet
      Larrey Anderson

      Democrat Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia has introduced two senate bills that may severely regulate traffic on the Internet.

      The Canadian Free Press explains it this way:

      The White House will have new powers to access private online data, regulate the cyber security industry and even shut down Internet traffic under the provisions of Senate bills No. 773 and 778, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V. It’s called the Cybersecurity Act of 2009.

      You can see a draft of the legislation here.

      The Center for Democracy and Technology reviews some of the legislation’s possible effects:

      The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 would, for example, give the President unfettered power to shut down Internet traffic in emergencies or disconnect any critical infrastructure system or network on national security grounds. The bill would grant the Commerce Department the ability to override all privacy laws to access any information about Internet usage in connection with a new role in tracking cybersecurity threats. The bill, introduced by Sens. John Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe, would also give the government unprecedented control over computer software and Internet services, threatening innovation, freedom and privacy. CDT President and CEO Leslie Harris said, “The cybersecurity threat is real, but such a drastic federal intervention in private communications technology and networks could harm both security and privacy.”

      Looks like the Democrats may intend to put the Fairness Doctrine back on the air and get it started online.

      Update — Cathi Farber writes:

      Sen. Jay Rockefeller wants to make this new “Cyber Security” law where the government has access to private online information. Senate bills No. 773 and 778.

      Using the word “security” sure makes it sound like it is all for our “safety,” but many are calling this law a Big Brother law. I think they are right.

      When most of us think of Big Brother, we think it would be some invasive government device coming in to our house with a camera and a screen like 1984. But this law makes me realize it will be much more subtle and sinister than that, at first at least. Right now Citizens of the USA are voluntarily inputing, creating and surrendering their “private” information for Big Brother, and they don’t even realize it! Everyone who has “private information” and “private messages” and “private images” and “private friends” in their “private” facebook, my space or any other social website, will have their privacy invaded with this new law. Even if a citizen uses every security feature of the website available, to keep people they don’t know from viewing their “private” information, they will not truly have privacy because government can enter. Also every medical record that the government wants on the internet will be subject to privacy invasion as well. Perhaps all e-mail services too?

      If we pass this law, everything posted to the internet will have government scrutiny. The government doesn’t need to invade the People’s houses to know everything about us, the People will have all their information out there on the internet voluntarily and involuntarily, for the government to view!

      They just need to pass the law for it to happen. So the critics are right, this is truly a Big Brother law. Big Brother is here.

      in his own words

    19. Carpe on April 6th, 2009 10:46 am

      “It would have been better if the Internet
      never existed.”

      A stupid thing to say…

      Yet he felt the need to say it anyway.

      AMERIKA 2009!

    20. Carpe on April 6th, 2009 10:56 am

      Italy muzzled scientist who foresaw quake
      06 Apr 2009 11:22:00 GMT
      Source: Reuters
      By Gavin Jones

      ROME, April 6 (Reuters) – An Italian scientist predicted a major earthquake around L’Aquila weeks before disaster struck the city on Monday, killing dozens of people, but was reported to authorities for spreading panic among the population.

      The first tremors in the region were felt in mid-January and continued at regular intervals, creating mounting alarm in the medieval city, about 100 km (60 miles) east of Rome.

      Vans with loudspeakers had driven around the town a month ago telling locals to evacuate their houses after seismologist Gioacchino Giuliani predicted a large quake was on the way, prompting the mayor’s anger.

      Giuliani, who based his forecast on concentrations of radon gas around seismically active areas, was reported to police for “spreading alarm”

      —-and was forced to remove his findings from the Internet.—–

    21. ANewGirl on April 7th, 2009 9:30 am

      #19- says…

      “It would have been better if the Internet
      never existed.”

      A stupid thing to say…

      Yet he felt the need to say it anyway.

      AMERIKA 2009!



      Grrrrrrrrrrrr….honestly, I cannot even bear to witness what type of Tom FOOLERY our fearless leader is going to come out with next. How does an Educated man even have the ability to make a statement like that? Befuddled, I tell ‘yah…I am just dumbfounded. He actually used the internet to his advantage when he organized his Presidential Campaign. If it weren’t for his website and solicitation of donations via the internet—OBUNGLE wouldn’t have raised the millions in campaign funds that IT sent his way via an electronic revenue stream.

      Makes me angry that Commander in Chief of my Country is this much of a pompous Ass !!!!!!!

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